In preparation for the new little one Brett and I decided it was time to upgrade to a car that we could all fit in...enter Ruby the mini van! I always told Brett I would never drive a mini van, I figured my parents did a great job with my brothers, sister and I in Buicks and we could do the same. Unfortunately for me the government has changed seat belt/car seat laws so much that I soon realized my dreams of driving Buicks all my life would not come to fruition. So when Brett and I started talking about adding another car seat to our car Brett and I began donating plazma and saving all we could so we would not have to go into debt to make room for the little munchkin. We saved birthday money, Christmas money, every extra penny that came in we saved so we could get a mini van, and not go into debt. We weren't looking for anything amazing or special we just needed a van that would last. Not knowing the future we really relied on the spirit to guide us. Our family went down to Utah over St. Patrick's day weekend and while my parents watched the kids Brett and I tried out a bunch of different mini vans. Ruby is a Chrysler Town and Country and has more bells and whistles then I ever thought I would have in a car. But more importantly Brett and I felt peace. It was a miracle that this car was even available when we went down to Utah, it was within our budget so we didn't have to go into debt, and we were able to sell the Buick for the exact amount of money that we were lacking. I don't like buying cars, however I am grateful for this testimony building experience and once again the knowledge that Heavenly Father is very aware of me and my family.
Final Days in New Zealand
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